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Secrets To Shiny, Strong Hair


Nothing looks better than a head of gleaming, healthy hair.While a few are born lucky with good hair, most of us have to work hard to achieve luscious locks but the results of the effort we put in are well worth it. What could be more annoying than losing hair and not knowing how to prevent it? Cosmetic help is available, but the best way is to gift yourself healthy hair is to eat and live healthy. Remember it is easier to prevent hair loss than to treat it. Find out how:

Diet And Hair Loss:

What you eat feeds your hair. The hair root, from where hair grows, needs a constant supply of nutrients to multiply into healthy hair. Lack of iron, minerals, biotin and proteins is a major cause of unhealthy hair. Before you learn what is good for hair, it is important to know what to avoid in order to have a healthy mane.

  • Crash diets.
  • Fad diets:
  • Sudden, excessive, programmed weight loss

Healthy food that leads to healthy hair includes:

Hair Boosters Food Sources
Vitamin A Red, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, dark green vegetables, liver, fish, eggs, fortified milk
Vitamin B6 Red meat, liver, vegetables, whole grains
Folic Acid Leafy vegetables, sunflower seeds, broccoli, peas, chickpeas, brown rice
Vitamin B12 Liver, salmon, low-fat yoghurt, shrimps, scallops. Plants do not manufacture this vitamin
Magnesium Green, leafy vegetables, cereals, pulses, nuts, fish and dairy products
Manganese Tea, liver, root vegetables, dark, leafy vegetables and nuts
Zinc Ragi, mushrooms, shell fish, pumpkin seeds
Iron Spinach, ragi, jaggery, dates, figs, raisins and meat
Silica Capsicum and cucumber
Protein Milk and milk products, pulses and legumes, eggs, chicken, fish and soya bean
Biotin Yeast, meat, liver, rice bran, peanuts, egg yolk, soya bean, cauliflowers, mushrooms

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